Generic Name: Cyclopentolate Hcl
1 Drops Per Pack
Prescription Required: Yes
Cyclopen medication is used before eye examinations (e.g., refraction exams).
Burning/stinging/redness of the eye, eye irritation, or temporary blurred vision may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
When not to use: It is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to the drug.
Please consult your doctor when taking this medicine if you are pregnant.
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Drugs to avoid:
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: eye medications for glaucoma/increased pressure in the eye (e.g., dorzolamide, pilocarpine), certain antiarrhythmic drugs (e.g., quinidine), antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine, meclizine), antispasmodics (e.g., dicyclomine), certain drugs for Parkinson’s disease (e.g., anticholinergics such as benztropine, trihexyphenidyl), MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, safinamide, selegiline, tranylcypromine), tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline).
Before using cyclopentolate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to belladonna alkaloids (e.g., atropine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as preservatives like benzalkonium chloride), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: personal or family history of glaucoma (angle-closure type), Down’s syndrome, brain damageor spastic paralysis (in children), heart disease.
After you apply this drug, your vision may become temporarily blurred. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
This medication may make your eyes more sensitive to light. Protect your eyes in bright light. Use dark sunglasses when outdoors.